BoE to publish ‘pop-economics’ book

‘Can’t we just print more money?’ is latest step in educational push by central bank

Jack Meaning and Rupal Patel
Jack Meaning and Rupal Patel
Bank of England

The Bank of England has revealed a new “pop-economics” book will be published in its name by Penguin Random House, as part of the central bank’s broader educational efforts.

Can’t we just print more money? was written by BoE economists Rupal Patel and Jack Meaning. It answers 10 economic questions, including “why are all my clothes made in Asia?” and “what actually is money?”.

Penguin Random House

“Along the way, it offers idiosyncratic

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